The PC incarnation of Endwar garnered a fairly mediocre reception and is probably not the best choice for a season real time strategy fan. However if you just fancy a dabble in the genre or you don't mind taking a punt or bargain games, it may be worth a look. Play are currently selling the game for £2.99, just half what the next best competitor is asking (£5.99 from Gamestation). At the price of a sandwich it's not a huge risk to take.
The game takes place in a future where the world is home to three superpowers: America, Russia and a unified Europe (I wonder what China is up to...) which make up Endwar's three playable factions. The World War III storyline is interesting but sadly is little more than a backdrop with small influence on the actual gameplay.
Endwar is something of a curiosity: a strategy game that is better on consoles than PC?! However it's no surprise when you consider that the game was designed for consoles before later being shunted onto Windows as an afterthought. On consoles the voice control felt truly innovative and was so well implemented that many players found that they didn't even miss their mouse. On the PC however, the control system feels somewhat redundant and the game as a whole, a tad tame. There's an ocean of RTS games, all jostling for attention in the world of PC games and sadly Endwar is a bit of a weak wet fish.
Thanks to darkone777 at Hotukdeals!